[Mimedefang] Logs

Kelson kelson at speed.net
Tue May 8 13:34:40 EDT 2007


Daniel Aquino wrote:
> Wouldn't that waste bandwidth by answering to these spammers ?

Assuming you're referring to this...
> return action_bounce('No spam, thanks'); 

...no, it wouldn't.  In MIMEDefang, action_bounce doesn't actually 
generate a bounce message, it issues an SMTP reject.

That means instead of telling the connecting server, "OK, I received the 
message, you can disconnect now," it says, "Sorry, I'm not accepting 
this message, please disconnect and don't bother trying to send it again."

(Side note: when responding to something, it always helps to quote the 
relevant chunk of the previous message.  That way people know which 
message you're replying to.)

-- 
Kelson Vibber
SpeedGate Communications <www.speed.net>


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